@ AllTimeJeff - "I suppose thats the thing. Password and Perry, you might mean well, but your agenda is not lost on anyone here. The agenda isn't to show that god may or may not exist. The agenda is to convince us that Jesus is that higher power, that god that must be worshipped."
Now, come on. I'm not saying anywhere on this thread that Jesus is to be worshipped. Please don't slap agendas onto my arguments.
As for faith, it might be worth seeking a scientist and asking him about faith and whether he has it. You may find, if he's very honest, he'll be like the physicist I was speaking to a few weeks ago who conceding that faith is an intrinsic part of what he does, day in day out; until he has the data, he's working with faith.
Earlier someone said something about their being multi-universes, or similar. Do scientists have the data on this theory, or are they taking a hunch and going on faith, faith that their hunch may be true - even though they've no evidence - and then working to prove their theory?
It's amazing how prickly the atheists here get when the word faith is put anywhere near them in a sentence. At the end of the day, take a long hard look at what you believe;
- humans are pitiless creatures with no hope or purpose, no better than fish or elephants
- God is a fanciful notion invented by humans in a more stunted intellectual state
Yet you believe this without the data.
You believe it, perhaps, because it's what you want to believe or because it's what your experience tells you.
I believe it's important to consider the wording when your read atheist CliffNotes;
There's probably no God.
The word 'probably' is key. That means they don't have the evidence to say 'there's absolutely no God'. And because they don't have the evidence they're working blind.
Therefore their faith (i.e. complete trust and confidence) that God does not exist is blind (there's no data or evidence to back it up).